How to build an apprenticeship programme as a small business
The latest guidance from the Government on how to build an apprenticeship programme

SFA: higher and degree apprenticeships
Higher and degree apprenticeships information for employers

Apprenticeships Agreement Template
The agreement that must be signed by the apprentice and the employer at the start of the apprenticeship, often built into an employment contract.

Employing Young People
A Step By Step Guide for SMEs developed by the CIPD in collaboration with Apprenticemakers

Gov.uk
A central source of information and resources for employers and apprentices.

Apprenticeship vacancies
The site for employers and training organisations to upload Apprenticeship vacancies to prospective employees.

Trailblazers
Information on the new Trailblazers, new apprenticeship standards and assessment approaches designed by employers in a broad range of sectors.

Traineeships
An employer guide to traineeships, education and work experience programmes for young people.

HMRC
A guide to taking on staff for the first time from the HMRC.

WorldSkills
Information on the International skills competitions for current and recent apprentices.

Health and Safety Made Simple
A site developed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to help small and micro business comply with the law and manage health and safety in their business.

The Employer Toolkit
Practical information, sources of support and inspirational case studies of employers who have benefited from hiring and supporting disabled apprentices.

Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE)
For those business owners that have developed an interest in mentoring following the Apprenticemakers Champion course, visit the IOEE to develop mentoring skills further by completing the Introduction to Enterprise Mentoring course.

Cross-industry Construction Apprenticeship Task Force (CCATF)
The CCATF champions the ethos and culture of training within the construction industry. The organisations works with industry and stakeholders to promote the benefits and value that hiring apprentices can bring.

Acas.org.uk
Information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees.
See also their 7 step by step guides for small firms, which cover some of the main HR issues for small businesses from recruitment, to redundancy, to getting the best out of your staff.

Cipd.co.uk
The professional body for HR with loads of useful guides and resources for small businesses including this guide to Apprentices that work.